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FAEA Awards

2021 FAEA Award Winners

Pearl Krepps Legacy Award
Patricia Kinsaul Lamb
Lakeland, Florida

Florida’s Outstanding Art Educator 
of the Year Award
Steven Miller
Grassy Waters Elementary
West Palm Beach, Florida

Distinguished Service Award
Debi Barrett-Hayes
Tallahassee, Florida

Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award
Kirstie Martinez
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Visual Arts Department
Miami, Florida

Middle School Art Educator of the Year Award
Simoni Bonadies
Rochelle School of the Arts
Lakeland, Florida

Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award
Jenny Gifford
New World School of the Arts
Miami, Florida

Supervisor/Administrator of the Year Award
Angela Hartvigsen
School Board of Sarasota County
Sarasota, Florida

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Heidi C. Powell
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Principal/Administrator of the Year Award
Julie Ann King
North Port High School
North Port, Florida

Museum Educator of the Year Award
Claire Elisabeth Clum
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, Florida

June Hinckley Art Educator Award of Excellence
Rachel Alethea Buckley
Howard Middle School
Orlando, Florida

Special Needs Award
Aliana Ochoa
Pinecrest Elementary
Pinecrest, Florida

New Professional Award
Francesca Levy
Mater Grove Academy
Miami, Florida

Retired Art Educator Award
Jack Matthews
Jacksonville, Florida

Local Art Education Association Leader Award
Zahra Farooq
West Lakes Preparatory Academy
Hialeah, Florida

Charles Dorn High School Student 
Award of Excellence
Akaiya Payne
Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts
Miami, Florida

National Art Honor Society-Florida Student Award
Natalie Burdett
North Port High School
North Port, Florida

Friend of Art Education Award
Paul Brent
Paul Brent Designer, Inc.
Panama City, Florida

Community Service/Institution/Corporate Award
Theodora Hayes Long
Biscayne Nature Center
Key Biscayne, Florida

FAEA Award Nominations

The Florida Art Education Association’s rationale for presenting annual awards is:

To recognize individuals within the membership who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education; and
To show appreciation for individuals or organizations that have contributed their services in an exemplary way to the association and to the professional goals we share.

The 2021 FAEA Award nominations are closed.

FAEA Award Nominations

FAEA invites all members to participate in the nomination process to elect individuals and organizations that they believe offer outstanding contributions to art education.

Please note that current FAEA Board of Directors members are not eligible for 2021 awards.

Information needed to start and complete the nomination:

  • Nominee's Name, Workplace, Position, Email, and Phone Number(s)
  • Nominee's Supervisor's Name and Email 
  • Nominee's Bio (150-word limit)
  • Statement about the Nominee made by the nominator
  • Completed Vita Form (as applicable)
  • Letter of Support
  • Nominee's Headshot (.jpg file)

Submit Nomination

The FAEA Awards Committee will screen the nominations for eligibility and a panel of judges will select award recipients. Nominees to receive awards will be notified by the President in early fall. Each award winner will be honored at the annual FAEA Conference and listed in the FAEA publications, on social media, and on the FAEA website.

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